Ocqueoc Falls, Bicentennial Pathway Professional Review and Guide
"The Ocqueoc Falls Bicentennial Pathway offers three loops through terrain bordering one of northeast Michigan’s premier steelhead and salmon streams. The shortest of the three loops is 3 miles and caters to the casual hiker with only moderate changes in elevation. The 5-mile and 6-mile loops share the same route, but extend farther along the Ocqueoc River through some very sandy and hilly terrain. An added difficulty is the remoteness of the outer legs of the first two loops and the entire third loop north of the Little Ocqueoc River.
The Ocqueoc River falls, created by a series of limestone escarpments, are the largest falls in the Lower Peninsula. The mix of highland hardwoods and pines here blend with cedar bogs and swamps along the trail to create a tapestry of color, particularly in fall. Wildlife abounds along the trail, including deer, wild turkey, small game, and a variety of waterfowl."